Vintage Images From The London Underground

Eleana Overett
By Eleana Overett Last edited 16 months ago
Vintage Images From The London Underground

It's hard to imagine what life would be like in London if we didn't have the Underground. While these days it saves us time, and sometimes our sanity, during the war, it sometimes saved lives.

Have a look back on these fascinating photos of London's most popular mode of transport.

Bomb damage near South Kensington station
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The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, 1866
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Escalators at Piccadilly Circus Underground station, 1956.
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Good old silver trains, 1957
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Station garden competition, Hammersmith, 1943
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Bayswater Station, 1886-1888
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Gloucester Road station under construction, 1866
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High Street Kensington, 1868
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The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, Paddington, 1867
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London Bridge, 1958
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Underground fluffers, 1954
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Construction work at Blackfriars Station
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British Museum underground station, 1937
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Oxford Circus, 1963
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A London Underground member of staff at Leicester Square station, 1933
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Rush hour, 1956.
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1905 London Underground poster
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Fulham Broadway station, 1952
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British Museum tube station, 1921
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Underground life, 1955
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Piccadilly Circus, 1966
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The front of the completed Notting Hill Gate Station c.1866
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Cleaning carriages at London Bridge station, 1918
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Clapham South Underground station, 1926
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The exterior of the completed Gloucester Road Station on the underground Metropolitan and District Railway, which was opened in 1868
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Piccadilly Circus, 1952
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Piccadilly Circus Underground station, 1960s
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1958 Oxford Circus
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London Underground ratcatchers with their net and ferrets
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Tube cleaner, 1952
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Aldwych, used as an air raid shelter, October 1940
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District line construction outside Somerset House, 1869
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Notting Hill Gate Station after completion, 19th century
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London during The Blitz - People sheltering in a tube train and on the platform at Piccadilly Tube Station, London, during an air raid
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Earl's Court station, 1966
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London Underground worker, 1964
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American troops and their girlfriends wait at Piccadilly Circus station, November 1955.
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The completed front of Paddington (Praed Street) station, 1868
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Tooting Broadway station, 1927
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Mystery package at Tottenham Court Road, 1964
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Tea on the tube, 1968
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Shepherd's Bush Underground station, 1933
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Tube music, 1957
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Liverpool Street station, 1930s
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Euston Underground station, early 1900s
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Oxford Circus, 1958
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Highgate (now Archway) tube station, 1930
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Tube stop, 1956.
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Publishing liberalised, 1960
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A group of women cleaning a tunnel
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Vending machines were first introduced on the underground in 1883
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Bus strike, 1958
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London Bridge at rush hour, 1956
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Bank station, 1900
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Construction site to the west of Waterloo Bridge, 1866-1870
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1950s
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Last Updated 25 July 2017